Evolve Raybotix UV-C Disinfection Robots at Techniquest
Updated: Jul 5, 2021
Techniquest, the educational charity and science attraction based in Cardiff Bay, has announced its commitment to the fight against Covid-19 with the use of Evolve Raybotix state-of-the-art robotic disinfection units to keep its staff and customers safe as the attraction re-opens to the public.
Our robots use UV-C light supported by an ozone generating function for maximum disinfection, giving peace of mind to the public.
The automated machines map their surroundings and kill 99.9% of microorganisms on all surfaces by destroying their DNA structures. It’s an environmentally friendly and chemical-free way to quickly and safely eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses. Disinfection takes place in a matter of minutes, making it an incredibly versatile and efficient device for the centre to use in between visitor sessions.
Techniquest will soon become home to the largest robot in our portfolio called SOL which will make its appearance in July. This model is fully autonomous and can operate independently when areas are closed for intense UVC disinfection, but the new air module also allows it to operate effectively when the space is occupied. The SOL detects obstacles to manoeuvre safely around spaces and can even be programmed to operate lifts where cleaning multiple floors is required. The innovative new air module acts has a cover for the UVC light which enables the robot to continue sanitising the air.
The attraction is open to the public with full Covid safety measures including three scheduled sessions available to pre-book Friday – Sunday to manage visitor numbers and deep cleans in between sessions.
The robot will also be displayed onsite during sessions with a short video running alongside so that Techniquest visitors can learn about the technology and its impact.
Lesley Kirkpatrick, CEO at Techniquest said:
“We’re delighted to team up with Evolve Raybotix as it highlights our commitment to innovation and technology as well as driving high standards for our visitors, so that they can rest assured that their experience will be as safe as we can make it.
Science has driven conversations around Covid to date and Techniquest plays a big part in supporting people to realise the potential of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) for education and career paths as well as more generally in our lives.”
Director of Evolve Raybotix Amin Farah added:
“We know that Techniquest is one of Wales’ most loved science centres and it’s a delight to work with a team who highlight the vital role technology and innovation play in taking action against the international pandemic.
The disinfection units have been classified as Medical Devices by the Ministry of Health in Italy where they are designed and manufactured. Closer to home, the robots are purchased or leased from Evolve Raybotix which is based in the Institute of Life Science (ILS), Swansea University who have the unique distribution rights to these innovative machines in the UK.”
If you’re interested in seeing these robots in action, Tickets are available to pre-book via the Techniquest website. For more information, please visit www.techniquest.org.
Alternatively, if you feel these robots are the best disinfections solutions for your business and would like a member of our team to carry out a demonstration, please call a member of our team on 0800 3688234.
Check out this short video which highlights why these robots are the perfect choice for this prestigious visitor attraction:
Techniquest and the Science Capital project
Developed to radically transform Techniquest and diversify its audience, the Project has been funded by UKRI and Wellcome Trust’s Inspiring Science Fund, Moondance Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, and Welsh Government’s ‘Invest to Save’ fund. The build also included collaborative work from Project Managers, Lee Wakemans; HLM Architects; and Hydrock Engineers.
Wellcome exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive. We support researchers, we take on big health challenges, we campaign for better science, and we help everyone get involved with science and hea
lth research. We are a politically and financially independent foundation.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) creates knowledge with impact by investing over £8bn a year in research and innovation through the UK’s nine leading funding councils.
Wellcome Trust’s Inspiring Science Fund
The Inspiring Science Fund, a partnership between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome, has invested £30 million in science centres across the UK, enabling them to revitalise their public offer and to develop more sustainable programmes for the future.
New exhibitions and learning centres, alongside inclusive and creative community programmes, will inspire visitors to engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in fun and exciting new ways.
Evolve Raybotix is the only UK supplier of UV-C Ozone disinfection robots. These cutting edge robots use UV-C light supported by Ozone gas for maximum disinfection and peace of mind. Raybotics Italy has granted a licence for Evolve to exclusively distribute the robots in the UK and Ireland.
To maximise efficiency, its robots use inbuilt sensors to analyse and map their surroundings before each disinfection cycle begins. This means the robots can plan their route in order to easily avoid obstacles and minimise disinfection time. For additional safety, the robots have an inbuilt motion-sensing Automatic Detection System. In the event that our robots encounter humans, animals or any moving objects they stop immediately; ensuring a safe work environment and protecting themselves from damage.